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Venezuela votes in regional election under international eye

Nov. 22, 2021 00:02 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Under the scrutiny of international observers, Venezuelans cast ballots for thousands of local races in elections that for the first time in four years included major opposition participation, a move that divided the already fractured bloc adversarial to President...

Transplant-waiting children victims of Venezuela's crises

Nov. 19, 2021 11:46 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Zoe Martano is no stranger to misery. At 6, she has spent half of her life in and out of a Venezuelan hospital, being prodded and poked, rushed to the ICU and hooked up to IV lines meant to keep her alive until her country’s crises dissipate. ...

Venezuela judge grants appeal hearing to jailed US oil execs

Nov. 11, 2021 21:41 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six U.S. oil executives detained in Venezuela for four years on corruption charges have been granted a hearing before an appeals court, a rare decision by the judicial system in the South American country. A judge this week scheduled for Tuesday the...

Court filings: Maduro ally met with US prior to arrest

Nov. 10, 2021 21:04 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A businessman accused of siphoning off millions in state contracts from Venezuela met secretly with U.S. law enforcement to provide intelligence against Nicolás Maduro’s government prior to being charged in 2019 with money laundering, according to new filings in a related...

Spain to extradite Chávez’s ex-security chief to US

Nov. 10, 2021 14:14 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court decided Wednesday to extradite the former security chief of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez to the United States to face charges of money laundering and belonging to a criminal organization involved in bribes of hundreds of millions of dollars....

Miami prosecutors partly dismiss charges against Maduro ally

Nov. 01, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Miami have dismissed several criminal charges against an ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro due to assurances they made to Cape Verde over a year ago as part of a rancorous extradition fight. Alex Saab now faces a single...

US targets graft in Venezuela's flagship food box program

Oct. 21, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors have unveiled criminal charges against an alleged corruption ring accused of paying millions of dollars in bribes to a top ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to profit from lucrative contracts to import food and medicine at a time of widespread...

Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally's extradition to US

Oct. 16, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuela’s government said Saturday it would halt negotiations with its opponents in retaliation for the extradition to the U.S. of a close ally of President Nicolás Maduro who prosecutors believe could be the most significant witness ever about corruption in the South...

Venezuela's government halts talks with opponents in retaliation for extradition to US of Maduro ally

Oct. 16, 2021 19:13 PM EDT
MÏAMI (AP) — Venezuela's government halts talks with opponents in retaliation for extradition to US of Maduro ally.

Russia struggles to meet global orders for Sputnik V vaccine

Oct. 15, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Esperita García de Perez got her first vaccination against COVID-19 in May. That, along with her Catholic faith, made her feel better protected against the virus, and she had hoped to get her second shot of the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine a few weeks...